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Definition of Toy

Toy

  1. A plaything for children; a bawble.
  2. A thing for amusement, but of no real value; an article of trade of little value; a trifle.
  3. A wild fancy; an odd conceit; idle sport; folly; trifling opinion.
  4. Amorous dalliance; play; sport; pastime.
  5. An old story; a silly tale.
  6. A headdress of linen or woolen, that hangs down over the shoulders, worn by old women of the lower classes; -- called also toy mutch.
  7. To dally amorously; to trifle; to play.
  8. To treat foolishly.

Toy Quotations

If you give a hacker a new toy, the first thing he'll do is take it apart to figure out how it works.
Jamie Zawinski

I count religion but a childish toy, and hold there is no sin but ignorance.
Christopher Marlowe

The woman who thinks she can choose femininity, can toy with it like the social drinker toys with wine - well, she's asking for it, asking to be undone, devoured, asking to spend her life perpetrating a new fraud, manufacturing a new fake identity, only this time it's her equality that's fake.
Rachel Cusk

What is success? It is a toy balloon among children armed with pins.
Gene Fowler

Some parents say it is toy guns that make boys warlike. But give a boy a rubber duck and he will seize its neck like the butt of a pistol and shout 'Bang!'
George Will
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Toy Translations

toy in Dutch is speelbal, stuk speelgoed, speeltuig
toy in French is joujou, jouet
toy in German is Spielzeug
toy in Portuguese is brinquedo
toy in Spanish is juguete, trebejo
toy in Swedish is leksak
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